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3948 Valley Vista Dr
Camino, CA, 95709
United States

Plein air landscape artist David Yapp paints scenes of California in oils. Subjects are as diverse as the California landscape itself and include the Sierra Nevada mountains, the oak covered hills and scenic coastline. David uses palette knife and brushes in a style that is reminiscent of impressionism.


Painting workshops with artist David Yapp

Plein Air Workshops

Have you always wanted to paint in oils on location—just as the Impressionists did in 19th century France? Join one of my workshops to discover the joy found in painting “en plein air.”

Whether a novice or further along as an artist, you will find these workshops both fun and informative.

Plein Air Painting Workshop—Wofford Acres Vineyards, Camino, CA
from 75.00

Upcoming workshop dates:

  • Saturday May 4

  • Saturday June 1

Learn to paint en plein air (in the open air) at this beautiful winery with a spectacular view over the American River Canyon. Discover the tools and techniques used to create a successful landscape painting on location. We will look at creating a successful composition, using an under-painting, and working with both brushes and palette knife to apply color.

The workshop is suitable for those with some painting experience to intermediate level artists.

Workshops start at 9.15am and finish at 4pm. There will be one hour for lunch, during which time you may like to sample some of Wofford’s wines.*

You can either bring your own equipment and materials or purchase the workshop with equipment and materials rental included.

*Wine tasting can be purchased in the tasting room for $10.

Landscape Painting in Acrylics and Oils

Saturday May 18, 2019

From 2–5pm

Fine Arts School in the Pines
492 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667

Suitable for adults—beginner and intermediate artists.

Enjoy a fun and informative afternoon learning to paint a landscape with artist, David Yapp.

Acrylic paints and equipment provided. You may work in oils if you bring your own paints and brushes. Please bring odorless mineral spirits or walnut oil to clean brushes—Turpentine is not permitted.

We will cover:

  • Creating a successful composition

  • Mixing colors

  • Working with brushes and palette knives

Participants will have the opportunity to see David demonstrate painting techniques in oils and to complete their own landscape during the workshop.

B.Y.O.B. if desired.